This programme will be interesting for those tourists, who is already experienced in hiking in the forest, and also for those who like horse tours. It consists of 2 active parts: hiking (more than 20 km) around the nature reserve Stolby and horse riding (30 km) around Sharypovo district. During this tour tourists will gain a valuable experience of horse riding, enjoy taiga beauties, visit remote settlements, plunge into the atmosphere of Siberian pathfinders, have a bird’s eye view of taiga.
Total duration: 7 days/6 nights
Tour mileage: 940 by bus, 30 km horse riding, 37 km hiking
Number of people in a group: from 4 pax
Level of physical training: no special physical training. Horse riding and hiking experience is recommended
Day 1. Tuesday
Beginning of the program in Krasnoyarsk (Russia, Siberia, time zone +8). You can get to Krasnoyarsk by train or by plane from many cities in Russia and even by international flights from Beijing and Bangkok.
From 10:00 check-in in Amaks City Hotel, rest.
13:00 Meeting with a guide in the hotel lobby, excursion in Krasnoyarsk Ethnographic Museum
Krasnoyarsk city tour, visiting such sights as a small Chapel with an observation point, historical gates to the city, old monuments.
In free time you can walk around the city and buy souvenirs.
We recommend you to visit the Central city Christmas tree; you can slide down slides, have a ride in carriages, have a look at beautiful ice sculptures, join round dances, meet Siberian Grandfather Frost and the Snow Maiden.
Return to the hotel.
Accommodation in the Amaks City hotel 3*
Lunch in a restaurant
till 30 km by bus
*Meeting at the railway station or airport for extra charge. Dinner independent.
Day 2. Wednesday
09:00 Check-out (you can leave the luggage at the luggage room). Transfer to the reserve Stolby by bus. Hiking uphill (7 km, 500 m altitude)
Arrival to a forest hut of your guide-ranger, rest, hot lunch with herbs tea.
After that hiking trip (3 km, 3 hours) with overlooking or even climbing well known rocks (First, Second, Fourth, Grandfather, Lion gates, Feathers etc.).
Fresh air, a warm atmosphere of informal communication, clean snow, beautiful sunsets/dawns over taiga and mountains are awaiting you.
Accommodation in a forest hut of the reserve
Breakfast in the hotel, lunch and dinner in the hut
10 km by bus, 10 km on foot
Day 3. Thursday
The next day you will go to the territory called Wild Stolby, where usual people cannot get. You will see a Mana group of rocks: Manskaya Wall, Manskaya baba, Twins etc. The rock Manskaya Wall is the most interesting and difficult to climb on. There is a big rocky complex The Fortress with several tops, and a rock The Vultures with a famous stolbist’s hut. The rocks of Wild Stolby are covered with moss, lichen, trees and bushes. There is no any sign of human presence, there are very few paths. That is the place where you can feel yourself uniting with the nature.
Our ranger will choose and fix the route of the day depending on the weather, group’s physically preparation and other factors.
Return to the hut, relaxing and hiking downhill (7 km), you will be met by a driver, transfer back to the hotel.
Accommodation in the Amaks City hotel 3*
Breakfast in the hut, packed lunch
till 27 km on foot, 17 km by bus
Day 4. Friday
Free morning in Krasnoyarsk.
13:00 (time may change) transfer to Krasnoyarsk bus terminal.
Departure by a public bus from Krasnoyarsk to a town Sharypovo, 5 hrs.
Upon arrival meeting with local horse riding instructors. Departure to the village Sartachul (35 km) where you will have an overnight in the family.
Homestay in the village
Breakfast in the hotel, dinner in the family
440 km by public bus
Day 5. Saturday
Introduction lecture about horse riding, meeting with horses.
The horses are local, underbred, 3-10 years old, mares and geldings, accustomed to forest, calm, enduring. Everyday they walk 50 km in the forest, of middle height, their colour is chestnut, dapple-grey, grey, cream, black
You will have two-day horse-riding through a birch and larch forest till lakes Prostokishino and Kozyavochnoye (a small, but very picturesque taiga lake), Rakitka valley, lake Sarbogol, a stop at the top of Nichkuryupskiy range, a trip to Nichkuryup river, a climb to Kamenka rock.
Return to the village for dinner and overnight. Visit a banya.
Homestay in the village
Breakfast and dinner in the family, packed lunch
15 km ahorse
Day 6. Sunday
Homestay in the village
Breakfast and dinner in the family, packed lunch
15 km ahorse
Day 7. Monday
Transfer from the village to Sharypovo town (35 km).
Departure by public bus back to Krasnoyarsk (bus stops at Krasnoyarsk airport and main bus terminal).
By night it’s possible to take a plane from Krasnoyarsk to Moscow or take a train to West or East direction.
Breakfast in the family
440 km by public bus
*Hotel and transfers in Krasnoyarsk for extra charge. Lunch and dinner independent. Air or train tickets from Krasnoyarsk are not included
Tour price per person
Price does not include:
For extra charge:
Check-in to the hotel on the arrival day since 10:00. The sightseeing starts at 13:00.
On the day 7 return to Krasnoyarsk in the afternoon, the exact time depends on chosen bus line Sharypovo-Krasnoyarsk.
The tour Winter Krasnoyarsk Land (7 days/8 nights, period November-March) route goes along territories of Krasnoyarsk region (Krasnoyarsk and Sharypovo district).
The tour runs in mountainous regions and in the steppe and forest areas, accompanied by experienced tour guides and grooms.Tourist must be physically ready for hiking and equestrian crossings. A tourist going to horse travel should know that the horse in the campaign is means of transportation, and therefore requires particularly careful treatment. Riding at a gallop in the campaign is not allowed. Children accompanied by an adult should be over 12 years old.
Krasnoyarsk region is located in the eastern part of Siberia along the basin of the Yenisei river. It covers 3000 km from the South to the North, where it is washed by Kara sea and Laptevs’ sea. The population of the region is about 3 million people.
The region is subdivided into three climate zones: arctic, subarctic and mild.
Krasnoyarsk region territory is the domain for 450 species of plants, 340 species of birds and 90 species of animals including snow leopard, Putorana bighorn sheep, snow fox, stoat and musk-ox. In region there are 6 nature reserves under state protection: Big Arctic, Central-Siberian, Putorana, Stolby (Rock pillars), Sayano-Shushensky and Taimyr reserves.
The main religion here is Orthodox Church, but other confessions are also spread: Catholicism, Islam, Judaism etc.
The capital of the region is Krasnoyarsk – megapolis situated on the both sides of the Yenisei river. It was founded by Russian military man Andrey Dubensky in 1628. The population of Krasnoyarsk is about 1 million people. Time difference with Moscow is +4 hours, distance to Moscow is 3995 km. There are many old buildings and places of interest here. Krasnoyarsk is the motherland of painter Surikov, geographist and scientist Potanin, singer Khvorostovsky, violinist Tretyakov, Olympic champion Yarygin, writer Astafiev.
The symbol of Krasnoyarsk is Paraskeva Pyatnitsa chapel built in 1805 on Karaulnaya hill. It is printed on the 10-roubles banknote.
Sharipovo district is situated in the western part of the Krasnoyarsk Region (350 km from Krasnoyarsk) at the joint of geographical and natural zones. Practically all famous researchers of Siberia traveled on these lands. This district is often called the region of blue lakes. There are more than two hundred different lakes: fresh, salt, hard salt, forest, steppe, taiga. Population is about 38,5 thousand of people.
Sharypovo is the land of more than 200 lakes: Ingol, Bolshoe (Parnoe), Tsingol, Beloe, Koshkol, Sarbagol, Krugloe. In summer and in winter these "pearls" receive amateurs of ecological tourism in the camps which are located on the lakesides.
Besides natural sights the tourist brand of the Sharypovo district are unique horse tours. Routes of horse tours are organized not only around well-known lakes, but also on taiga tracks, early man sites and mountain ridges.
One more uniqueness of the Sharypovo district is a variety of the ancient history monuments. The district is called for a reason an open sky museum: its uniqueness also in that there is such a rare combination of the different palaeontological periods. About ten of archaeological cultures from a paleolith to the Middle Ages. There are about one and a half thousand ancient barrows. The main categories of monuments are sites of ancient settlement, defensive fortresses, burial grounds, barrows, ground graves, objects of a production activity, rock paintings. Rock paintings on the Karatag ridge have the universal importance.
There is the largest in Russia location of the Jurassic dinosaurs, very rare fishes of the Devonian period.The Sharypovo is natural and historical phenomenon, which unites numerous lakes of amazing beauty and ancient monuments and attracts amateur of archeological and ecological tourism for a long time. This is a perspective area for creating a Sharypovo archeological and culture reserve.
The tour starts in Krasnoyarsk.
One of the main transport hubs in Siberia is Krasnoyarsk. It is passed through by Trans-Siberian railway, so it provides tourists with possibilities to travel actively. Krasnoyarsk posses the airport both of local and international level, river port and well-developed road vehicle infrastructure.
Information about railways to Krasnoyarsk can be inquired at managers of Sayan Ring Co.
Airport in Krasnoyarsk Yemelianovo accepts planes from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Norilsk, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Vladivostok, Kamchatka and many other cities in Russia, also from international flights from Beijing and Bangkok. You can reach Krasnoyarsk by flights of following airlines Aeroflot, S7, UTair, NordStar etc.
Bus to Sharypovo
Start and end points of the tour is the city of Krasnoyarsk, from where we will travel by public transport to the town of Sharypovo (Krasnoyarsk region). Bus tickets are included in the tour price. We will go to Sharypovo by public bus from Krasnoyarsk. The journey takes around 6 hours. Departure from the bus station or the train station in Krasnoyarsk, in the afternoon, the exact time depends of the official bus schedule.
On the day 7 arrival to Krasnoyarsk in the afternoon, depends on the choosen line and deparature time Sharypovo-Krasnoyarsk.
Transfers from the airport/railway station to the hotel are not included in the tour price. They are organized upon request for extra fee - from the railway station 22 euro for a private car (Russian speaking assistance), from the airport - 45 euro for a private car (Russian speaking assistance). An assistant with a foreign language is also for extra charge.
All transfers to be arranged at night (22:00-06:00) + 50% from the rate.
The guide meets the tour participants at 1 pm in the hotel lobby (Amaks City Hotel, Matrossova str 2). If you stay at another hotel, please clarify at our managers, if it's possible to pick up you from your hotel. The guide will have a meeting board with company name or your personal name. You will be informed about guide's contacts 7 days before tour start.
You arrive at the airport of Krasnoyarsk Yemelyanovo (KJA) which is situated 60 km from the city.
From the airport you can get to the city railway station by bus № 635 or other public buses, which go from airport to city coach terminal every 30 minutes day and night. A ticket costs about 100 roubles. It takes about 1 hour to get to the city coach terminal
Arrived to the coach terminal you should take the public bus №50, 79 going to the right Yenisei bank, the drive takes about 30 minutes. You should take off at the stop Predmostnaya Ploshad (Предмостная площадь), that is located on the Traffic circle, the first stop after the Yenisei and the bridge. The Amaks City Hotel is a high 15-storey building (Matrossova str 2).
If you take off from the airport at the railway station, choose the bus 37 or 56 to the the same bus stop Predmostnaya Ploshad (Предмостная площадь).
Amaks City Hotel **
Check-in to the hotel on the arrival day since 10:00. The sightseeing starts at 13:00. Extra fee for early check-in to Amaks City Hotel on the day 1, between 06:00 and 10:00 – 28 Euro per person.
AMAKS HOTELS & RESORTS is the best chain of the hospitality industry in Russia. Hotel is located on the right bank of the Yenisei River, offers beautiful views. Not far from here Sports Palace, which includes sports fields, tennis courts, beach, stadium. In the immediate vicinity of the hotel there are museums, theaters, exhibition and concert halls, shopping and office centers. Twenty kilometers from the hotel there are ski slopes and cable car, which offers magnificent views of the National Park Stolby. The distance from the hotel to the airport 44 km. On the ground floor there is a lobby bar, beauty salon, currency exchange, gift shop and luggage storage. Restaurant with 200 seats with a comfortable sundeck. In every room 2 separate beds or one king-size bed, shower, WC, Wi-Fi free.
The nature reserve Stolby
For one night you will stay in a forest hut of the ranger in the reserve. The hut is located in the heart of the reserve, 1 km from the central group of rocks, 8 km from Krasnoyarsk. Staying for overnight outside the cordon of the reserve is prohibited for reasons of nature protection.
A house can accommodate max. 12 pax, optimally 6 people. Accommodation in 2-stage beds, stove and electric heating, bed linen are provided, facilities outside.
Single accommodation is not possible.
On the territory of the cordon there is an office building, where you can take a shower (for an additional fee, about 120 rubles / person), there are also toilets.
Meals are also served here in the hut.
In the village Sartachul
3 nights tourists will spend in a private house in the village Sartachul, 300 meters from the shore of Parnoe Lake. A wooden house, which can accommodate 5 people on 2-stage or single beds. On the floor there are carpets, n the middle a warm stove, chairs, TV. Wooden beds, bed linen, sleeping bags. On the territory there is a toilet and banya.
During the tour you will be provided with hot meals according to the program. In Krasnoyarsk you will find service in modern cafes.
In the reserve Stolby the ranger will cook for you, in the hut where you will spend the night. Sample menu: fresh vegetable salad, pilaf, meat, pancakes, cereal, fresh tea (green, black or herbal), bread, ham, cheese, butter, cakes, chocolates and biscuits.
Sample menu in the village Sartachul (home cooking): breakfast - cutlet with buckwheat, cheese, butter, biscuit, lemon tea; Dinner - meat with potatoes, cabbage soup, sausage, salad, lemon tea or fruit drinks.
Sample menu during horse riding: potatoes, cereals, preserves, apples, tea, coffee, condensed milk, cookies, candy, cheese, sausage, bread, sour cream, vegetable oil.
Alcoholic beverages are not included in the tour price. We can also take into consideration the tourists' preferences in dietary or vegitarian food as far as possible. In order to have it during the tour, you should fill in the questionnarie about pecularities in food and send it to us in advance. If you won’t have informed us, you’ll get standard european meal with some additional national dishes. During the trip the menu can be changed only for an extra fee.
Thermal underwear, pants, sweater, feather jacket, shortalls, warm jacket (preferably down jacket), 2 pairs of wool socks, free shoes with high tops, hat with earflaps, ski mask, warm gloves, cup, mug, spoon.
You should not dress in ski clothing, designed for active movement, because most of the time the horse steps and you only sit, in such clothes it will be cold for you.
We have highly qualified guides working in our company, due to this fact the tours of the company Sayan Ring have become so interesting and fascinating.The tour price includes only Russian speaking assistance. Extra supplement for interpreter service during the whole tour is 400 euro per the whole group of foreigners (English or German speaking, other languages of guide on request).
The horses are local, underbred, 5-20 years old. Tourists ride only on gelded horses mares with foals from the herd are not involved in tour horse riding. All horses are accustomed to forest, calm, enduring. Everyday they walk 50 km in the forest, of middle height, their colour is chestnut, dapple-grey, grey, cream, black.
Krasnoyarsk. The snow lays down in November, average temperature -4, -12, are periodically the temperature rises to above zero. Average temperatures in December -8, -16, with steady snow cover of 10-12 cm, with prevalence of cloudy days. In January the average temperature is -15, but it varies, usually ranging from -11 to -19, humidity rises to 70%, the highest level in the year. In the mid-late January, possibly cooling to -25, -30. In February slightly warmer, average temperature rises by 2 degrees, and it becomes -9.
Sharypovo. In November it's usually -10 -15, by 7 November, as a rule, a steady snow lies in the taiga zone. In December the temperature drops to -17 -21, -20 -22 in January. Usually by the end of December - beginning of January it happens warming to -7, in the mid-late January possibly cooling to -25, -30. In February-March -17 -21, strong winds blow, in April -10 at night, in the day 0, +7.
Keep in mind that the journey takes place in extreme weather conditions, it is necessary to wear the warmest clothes. The guide takes GPS-navigator, first aid kit. The water in these areas do not require special handling and can be used inside. The insurance is not included in the tour price. Can be provided for extra fee.
On the most part of the tour the cellular network coverage is available. Mobile phones operated by local operators (MTS, Beeline, Megafon, Tele2) are working alright. There is no mobile connection in the reserve Stolby and in the forest during horse riding. On route the guide has a satellite phone and a GPS navigator.
The program may be slightly changed due to objective reasons (bad weather, emergency service recommendations, the emergence of the threat to life and health of tourists and so on).
Each participant is obliged to follow the safety rules and guide's instructions.
The route passes through sparsely populated and unpopulated areas, with no benefits of civilization, so the tourist should be ready to travel and not be afraid of field conditions and weather adversities.
Sayan Ring is the incoming tour operator in Krasnoyarsk regional, Khakassia and Tuva. The company is in the Federal Register of Tour Operators, according to it our Certificate Number is # МВТ 015694, given by Federal Tourist Agency. We are the member of Association of Russian Tourism Companies.
Financial insurance guarantee #164731893 for 500 000 rubles is valid from the 20.12.2016 to 19.12.2017.